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Aug 26, 2013 1:00am EDT
. it was a revolution that was followed up by alan, who created the original abstract computer technology on the effort to disprove it. but instead he wanted to build an -- he discovered that just as mathematics is limited by incompleteness so is computer science. he concluded that ultimately all computers are depended on a creator when he called an oracle, which in computer science is a programmer. all i if was extend his insight to say that in economics, the oracle is the entrepreneur. >> you have a chapter in knowledge and power. >> who has a website and i had writes about telecom in this that website. it's a way to say economic based on the theory. >> is it a supply side economic book. >> yes, it is. it shows that demand is almost devoid of information. the knowledge in the economy really is comes from the supply. the goods and services we all create and trade with one another. as thomas pointed out all economic transactions are really transactions of knowledge. differential knowledge. each of us knows different things, and that's really what we're trading. the trerlists conceived in physic. you ca
Aug 25, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. and this is a revolution that was held up by alan turn who created the original abstract computer technology in an effort to disprove. instead, he wanted to build the ultimate all-purpose computer. he discovered that just as mathematics is limited by incompleteness, so is computer science. and he concluded that ultimately all computers are dependent on a creator, which she called an oracle which computer science is a programmer. and all i did was extend this inside and say that in economics the oracle is the entrepreneur. >> host: george gilder, you have a chapter in "knowledge and power", entropy economics. >> guest: well, and to be economics, i get that title from brad swanson, his website called entropy economics. he writes about telecom brilliantly. and in to the economics is really another way to say economics based on of affirmation. >> host: is this a supply-side economics book? >> guest: yes coming it is. it shows that demand is really almost devoid of information so that all the knowledge and the economy really is coming from the supply, the goods and services that will create and trade with one
Aug 25, 2013 7:45pm EDT
there's a whole world people are fascinated in. entrepreneurship, technology, and someone needs to demystify it for everyone else. so "dot-complicated" take a look at the tech-obsessed world we live in and how it's changing our career and lives and our families. >> how do you do that? >> it's interesting but i talk a lot about finding tech life balance. there's been a lot of talk on work life balance, but if you go home from work and still buried in the cell phone, if you're sitting on your laptop next to your husband at home. you are still working. you haven't really found that work life balance. so i talk lot about how to find tech life balance in your home, if your job, in your love life, and kind of all area of communication. >> are you saying turn off the excise -- device and go off facebook? >> i think there's a time and place for everybody. i think if you take a little bit of time to unplug to remember there's a world when you look up from your screen you can enjoy it. it makes you all the more productive, refreshed, relaxed when you return to that online world, also. >>
Aug 24, 2013 8:00pm EDT
and alice's. but dam also shows a modern-day appreciation for the new technologies and social media the obama camp aim puts to such effective use. if you really want to understand why the election turned out as it did for america's political future read this book. we will be life tweeting tonight's event speaking of modern technology and social media, so you can follow along with the conversation at hashtag balz dca. dan will speak for a bit and we will leave time for questions. if you have a question you will notice the bright lights. we we are on c-span and we are also videoing the event for her own web site so please try to make it to this microphone here so that everybody can pick up your question. afterwards of course dan will be happy to stay and sign copies of his book. given the size of the audience, if you could not all rush up here at once. take some time to fold up your chairs and place them against something solid. we would appreciate it very much. ladies and gentlemen please join me in welcoming dan balz. [applause] is the now the windy analysis begins. brad think you.
Aug 25, 2013 7:00am EDT
-to-face encounter we have to engage with someone. so that separation and use of technology does seem to promote intemperate hateful comment and we find people who say some really horrible things in the comments section to news stories that i mentioned, often they are your friends and neighbors but they're hiding behind a mask of anonymity and they feel empowered to vent in the way that they do. >> do you think there should be greater efforts to eliminate anonymity? should websites or google sites or such, facebook, not allow anonymous quotes? >> facebook doesn't allow anonymous the -- anonymity. what they do have though is a section where you can post things and not usual real name, and the way they dealt with that, there was a recent and frank meeting that wasn't funny at all what was intended to be, and they went to the host of that, the moderator and said, we'd like you to identify you or we will take them to we would like to stand behind what you posted and person who did that said, never mind. go ahead and take it down. i think and 95% of the cases that is so. anonymity on the internet is
Aug 25, 2013 10:00pm EDT
you to think for a moment about the tremendous innovations particularly technological but not exclusively technological innovation during the particular period. think, for example, the first that comes to mind is of course photography. we have many of us who live here in new york who have probably gone to see the met show of civil war photography and civil war painting. it's interesting to think that the civil war was documented in the country from beginning to end by photographers. which is shocking, really. and often why thought about why it is the revolutionary war, which is brother again brother, country against country, why the war hasn't kept to the imagination the way the civil war has. in addition to obvious reasons likelet get rid of slavery once awhile. the reason is, i think, there wasn't photography at that particular time. we don't know what people looked like. we can't really see them strewn for maybe good reason or better. the battlefield. on to the photography. the railroad. it started just a little bit before the particular period and became so instrum
Aug 24, 2013 8:00am EDT
these and continued to open my mind to the potential of new technologies. after 35 years in the darkroom, i moved into the digital realm. digital technology not only changed the apparatus and a medium that transform how i absorbed the digital world and profoundly changed how i express what i see. so these are panelists, and we're going to start with john. i would love to give you the first word here. i mean, let's talk a little bit about "fortune" magazine in the 1930s but it starts on the cusp of the depression. henry decides to keep it going nonetheless. he had big ideas for a different kind of this is journalism. and he's hiring people like james agee, archibald -- >> dwight macdonald out of your mac. >> tell us about that period of time and if you would, segue into "cotton tenants" and tell us about how that -- >> sure. i was just chewing over your idea that he could himself so badly in some respect because he was a journalist. i think is because he was a poet. that's what he started out as. the other interesting thing about that, self conception as a journalist is that a lot of the people th
Aug 24, 2013 9:00am EDT
on partial data in the intervening years computer technology change the law. data change, there is tons of intermediate steps. we were talking earlier with neil about the public, all the little tricks they need to do to correct at this point. part of it was not as interesting but how do you explain the corrections made to the data. in the way that you are trying to extract a physical fact about the world and yet manipulating the data in many ways and you get to the bottom line and from this operation, the intensity of the star rather than something in the atmosphere. i tried to get those steps in the process. >> i want to leave this as a cliffhanger, and switched over to give us more background about this idea of the dark universe, this idea that there are things you can account for and see all around us in the room but also a lot of evidence that there's a dark universe, an unseen universe whose effect we feel even though we can't perceive it. >> something that gets to the heart of this anomaly, ok, something is accelerating differently. maybe newton is a little off. and the informatio
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm EDT
is in particular it addresses the increasing complexity of judging and handling cases and how technological what chances impact of the role of judges and he addresses the cases i think the particular interests, the district of columbia case and gun rights and so it's a strong book. >> is it an intellectual book or written for a general audience? >> the writing is very accessible and he is at this point in his career reflecting on his career in the cases and positions he has had it is meant for a general audience. >> what is one other book you want to share with us? >> we have an exciting book called the collaboration and we are looking forward to this book because he has gone through archives and found he is telling us story of the influence on hollywood working in the period of 1933 to 1940 and a couple strengths of the story and not just the influence of hollywood. the market in the global market. the german market would have this kind of influence. the film houses the would be that general market could be influential of hitler not just enough market but having their representation in hollywoo
Aug 24, 2013 10:30am EDT
about race relationship. talk about the revolution and communication. the revolution and technology. what are we going to do when the cold war is over? what about the social red -- revolution. not just the issue of race and gender. but the issue of ethnicity. how are we going to figure out how to look at ourselves as people rather than as card board stereo types of different populations that we have embedded in our brain. and so i went to nancy and i said to her, nancy, i really love this book. nobody read it. and grandmother stayed alive to tbsh -- finish it. i think we have to go to the publisher, really plead with the publisher to give us the copyright back, so that we can in fact reissue this in a way that americans moderate means can benefit from it. nancy immediately said yes. for that, i am eternally grateful. because then i went president clinton, and i said, mr. president, you know i love this book. will you read it? i want you to -- will write introduction. he looked at me -- it didn't take three second he said i've read the book, when do you want introduction? he cleared
Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm EDT
of judging and handling cases how technological advances impact the role of judges and i think of a particular interest the district of columbia case it is a strong book. >> host: is it intellectual? >> guest: and the judge is right seeing very accessible and it does point in his career reflecting on his career of the position he has had it is meant for a general audience. >> what is one other book you want to share? >> it is called the collaboration and we're looking forward to this book because he has gone dry rock -- the archives and tells the story of hillers influence on hollywood 33 through 40 and a couple of things that not just hiller's influence of hollywood editing films wednesday that sentiment edited out and to have the films they and but not just in the german market but it is interesting favorite have this influence on the film house but it would matter a great lead to them put it to impact the film that were here in the united states and globally. >> host: that is a preview of some of the books coming out by a harvard university press this fall. >>. >> the buildi
Aug 25, 2013 7:45am EDT
's something really fascinating about how technology is really changing the format it into an extent, the content. so i really want to be a part of that, and i hope to be in the forefront. >> i come in from an alternate route as well. i did political science and economics in undergrad conflicted with everyone with decent grades and those majors does, and i went to law school. i spent a year there and had this was like, i don't like any of this. this doesn't interest me. it wasn't, there was nothing grabbing me about the jobs or the opportunities available. so i gathered my bearings together and said what do i enjoy? what do i like to do? for my whole life reading has been an books have been there. started exporting really got to make a career out of that? i was so fortunate to get my first internship with lippincott massie mcquilkin, and i really haven't looked back from there. love my work, product i work with everyday and i think of something totally different than the job and job prospects was looking for. so really enjoy the industry and looking to go further. >> i graduated with
Aug 25, 2013 2:00pm EDT
, technology. they were put in an unenviable positions the my especially in consentual societies with public opinion and the bureaucracy of the elected technocracy that had given up. because i want to find people throughout history who should not have one and were not responsible for the big situation inherited, yet they prevailed. maybe they did not win it, but they saved it. >> i would love to go back and talk more about those great captains and the genres of history. first, i'd like to hear a little bit more about those huge dose. >> he save the b-2 nine campaign. george patton saved the american army after the humiliation of north africa. you can go on and on. i was looking particularly at situations that have chronological sweeps. themistocles of athens, all the way to add david patraeus and the surge, but i was also looking for things that were completely pessimistic. at think we could have won without patent or lemay, perhaps. but i don't think -- you take away themistocles from burnout athens and two-thirds of greek occupy, if there would have even thought. or without bill lasorda's
Aug 25, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> host: in the dead body of the duplication, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs. there are 209 of those, 100 plus, teacher quality et programs to the economic development, 88 transportation assistance, the financial literacy 56 different programs, job training is 47 different job training programs and 20 programs food for the hungry 18 in the disaster response preparedness 17 different programs. >> it's not that we have that many programs. but as outlandish as we don't know if they are working because when they are passed, there is nothing that says you have to have a metric to see if it is accomplishing the goal and the biggest defect of the congress since i have been here has been well lack of oversight of most of the programs. >> host: taking it to the floor to get rid of some of these duplicative programs what happened. >> guest: we had one for $2 million passed all of the rest failed. all of these programs have constituencies in. by the way we found another 52 programs for job training for the disabled. so we have 106 job-training programs
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